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Does local financial development matter for firm lifecycle in India ? (English)

The differences in financial development across Indian states, while seeming substantial, have a minor effect on firm lifecycle and growth. These results hold controlling for differences in labor regulations across states, capital intensity, and for firms born before and after the major reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7008 AUG 01, 2014

Ayyagari, Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Maksimovic, Vojislav

Turkey - Sustaining Shared Growth Development Policy Operation : Chair Summary (English)

Board Summary 89741 JUL 24, 2014

Why firms avoid cutting wages : survey evidence from European firms (English)

Firms very rarely cut nominal wages, even in the face of considerable negative economic shocks. This paper uses a unique survey of fourteen European countries to ask firms directly about the incidence of wage cuts and to assess the relevance of a range of potential reasons for why the firms avoid cutting wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6976 JUL 01, 2014

Du Caju, Philip; Kosma, Theodora; Lawless, Martina; Messina, Julian; Room, Tairi

Evolving wage cyclicality in Latin America (English)

A vector autoregression model with time-varying coefficients is used to examine the evolution of wage cyclicality in four Latin American economies: Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, during the period 1980-2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6978 JUL 01, 2014

Messina, Julian; Gambetti, Luca

Stylized facts on productivity growth : evidence from firm-level data in Croatia (English)

Drawing on a representative sample of firms, this paper presents some microeconomic evidence on the productivity growth process in Croatia since the onset of recession (2008-12). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6990 JUL 01, 2014

Iootty, Mariana; Correa, Paulo; Radas, Sonja; Skrinjaric, Bruno

Morocco - Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 89644 JUL 01, 2014

French

Morocco - Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan Project : Maroc - Second Pret de politique de developpement pour les competences et l'emploi (French)

Program Information Document 89644 JUL 01, 2014

English

Predictions, perceptions and economic reality : challenges of seven Middle East and North Africa countries described in fourteen charts (English)

This issue of the MENA quarterly brief assesses the macroeconomic performance of seven of the MENA countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Libya. ... See More +

Brief 89844 JUL 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta French, Arabic

Predictions, perceptions and economic reality : challenges of seven Middle East and North Africa countries described in fourteen charts : Previsions, perceptions et realite economique : les defis de sept pays du Moyen-Orient et d'Afrique du Nord resumes en 14 graphiques (French)

This issue of the MENA quarterly brief assesses the macroeconomic performance of seven of the MENA countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Libya. ... See More +

Brief 89844 JUL 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta English, Arabic

Predictions, perceptions and economic reality : challenges of seven Middle East and North Africa countries described in fourteen charts (Arabic)

This issue of the MENA quarterly brief assesses the macroeconomic performance of seven of the MENA countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Libya. ... See More +

Brief 89844 JUL 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta English, French

Sticky feet : how labor market frictions shape the impact of international trade on jobs and wages (English)

This report analyzes the paths by which developing country labor markets adjust to permanent trade-related shocks. Trade shocks can bring about reallocation of labor between industries, but the presence of labor mobility costs implies economy-wide losses because they extend the period of economic adjustment. ... See More +

Publication 88890 JUN 17, 2014

Hollweg, Claire H.; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego; Bulmer, Elizabeth Ruppert

Understanding the poverty impact of the global financial crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Any time there is an economic crisis; there is the very real potential that its consequences for human welfare will be severe. Thus when the developed world plunged into such a crisis in 2008 and growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) began to plummet, fears rose that the region will suffer rising unemployment, poverty, malnutrition, and infant mortality, among other things. ... See More +

Publication 88887 JUN 12, 2014

Bussolo, Maurizio; Dixon, Peter; Freije, Samuel; Fruttero, Anna; Grosh, Margaret; de Hoyos, Rafael E.; Oliveri, Maria Laura; Rimmer, Maureen; Savescu, Cristina; Verikios, George

Uzbekistan - South Karakalpakstan Water Resources Management Improvement Project : Chair Summary (English)

Board Summary 88706 JUN 12, 2014

Tajikistan - Country Partnership Strategy FY15-18 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 88633 JUN 10, 2014

Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (English)

Minutes 88826 JUN 04, 2014

Immigrant versus natives ? displacement and job creation (English)

The impact of immigration on native workers is driven by two countervailing forces: the degree of substitutability between natives and immigrants, and the increased demand for native workers as immigrants reduce the cost of production and output expands. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6900 JUN 01, 2014

Ozden, Caglar; Wagner, Mathis

Child labor and learning (English)

This paper uses a unique micro panel dataset of Brazilian students to investigate the impact of working while in school on learning outcomes. The potential endogeneity is addressed through the use of difference-in-difference and instrumental variable estimators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6904 JUN 01, 2014

Emerson, Patrick M.; Ponczek, Vladimir; Portela Souza, Andre

Pay flexibility and government performance : a multicountry study (English)

This study examines whether financial incentives through pay flexibility can improve the performance of staff in government bureaucracies. Its main messages for pay policy are pay flexibility can improve performance, pay flexibility works most strikingly in changing managerial behavior. ... See More +

Working Paper 88486 JUN 01, 2014

Economic development and female labor participation in the Middle East and North Africa : a test of the u-shape hypothesis (English)

The Middle East and North Africa region is known for having low female labor market participation rates as compared with its level of economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6927 JUN 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo

Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility (English)

This paper analyzes theoretically and empirically the impact of comparative advantage in international trade on fertility. It builds a model in which industries differ in the extent to which they use female relative to male labor and countries are characterized by Ricardian comparative advantage in either female labor or male labor intensive goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6930 JUN 01, 2014

Do, Quy-Toan; Levchenko, Andrei; Raddatz, Claudio

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Does local financial development matter for firm lifecycle in India ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7008 Policy Research Working Paper
Turkey - Sustaining Shared Growth Development Policy Operation : Chair Summary (English)
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JUL 24, 2014 89741 Board Summary
Why firms avoid cutting wages : survey evidence from European firms (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6976 Policy Research Working Paper
Evolving wage cyclicality in Latin America (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6978 Policy Research Working Paper
Stylized facts on productivity growth : evidence from firm-level data in Croatia (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6990 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89644 Program Information Document French
Morocco - Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan Project : Maroc - Second Pret de politique de developpement pour les competences et l'emploi (French)
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JUL 01, 2014 89644 Program Information Document English
Predictions, perceptions and economic reality : challenges of seven Middle East and North Africa countries described in fourteen charts (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89844 Brief French, Arabic
Predictions, perceptions and economic reality : challenges of seven Middle East and North Africa countries described in fourteen charts : Previsions, perceptions et realite economique : les defis de sept pays du Moyen-Orient et d'Afrique du Nord resumes en 14 graphiques (French)
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JUL 01, 2014 89844 Brief English, Arabic
Predictions, perceptions and economic reality : challenges of seven Middle East and North Africa countries described in fourteen charts (Arabic)
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JUL 01, 2014 89844 Brief English, French
Sticky feet : how labor market frictions shape the impact of international trade on jobs and wages (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 88890 Publication
Understanding the poverty impact of the global financial crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88887 Publication
Uzbekistan - South Karakalpakstan Water Resources Management Improvement Project : Chair Summary (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88706 Board Summary
Tajikistan - Country Partnership Strategy FY15-18 : chair summary (English)
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JUN 10, 2014 88633 Board Summary
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (English)
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JUN 04, 2014 88826 Minutes
Immigrant versus natives ? displacement and job creation (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6900 Policy Research Working Paper
Child labor and learning (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6904 Policy Research Working Paper
Pay flexibility and government performance : a multicountry study (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88486 Working Paper
Economic development and female labor participation in the Middle East and North Africa : a test of the u-shape hypothesis (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6927 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6930 Policy Research Working Paper